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8 ways hospitals can prevent a cyberattack

Healthcare Dive

After the ransomware attack at CommonSpirit, cybersecurity experts share the top ways health systems can protect valuable patient data

U.S. Eviction Policy is Harming Children: The Case for Sustainable Eviction Prevention to Promote Health Equity

Bill of Health

By Emily A. Benfer. Without a nationwide commitment to sustainable eviction prevention, the United States will fail the rising number of renter households at risk of eviction. Worse still, the country will set millions of children on the path of long-term scarring and health inequity.

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Improving the patient experience is a two-way street

Healthcare It News

While healthcare needs technology to drive heightened patient experiences, technology can be a hinderance to the clinician experience. This is because of increased administrative burden and a lack of interoperability between electronic health records themselves and with other forms of health IT.

Clinical audits and denials impact 3% or more of NPR being held in reserve

MRO Compliance

Clinical audits and denials impact 3% or more of NPR being held in reserve. November 2, 2022. Clinically avoidable denials continue to impact revenue, slow cashflow and increase bad debt, yet CFOs have limited insight into why these denials occur and how to avoid them.

2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Contract Life Cycle Management Report

Gartner has positioned Evisort in the Visionaries Quadrant of the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Contract Life Cycle Management. Read the report to learn why Evisort is a Visionary provider in the market.

Healthcare lobbying rose 70% over past two decades

Healthcare Dive

healthcare lobbying expenditures totaled almost $714 million in 2020, compared to $358 million in 2000, according to new research

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The Unfurling Crisis of Unfunded Isolation, Testing, and Treatment of Infectious Disease in the US

Bill of Health

By Steven W. Thrasher.

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White Paper: Data Optimization: Technology to Support Health Information Workflows

MRO Compliance

White Paper: Data Optimization: Technology to Support Health Information Workflows.

Cigna faces questions about M&A strategy amid ‘arms race’ for deals

Healthcare Dive

One analyst asked whether not pursuing deals will pose a disadvantage in future years. CEO David Cordani said he is open to M&A but does not think acquisitions are a “silver bullet &rdquo

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Expanded Access but Were Afraid to Ask, Part 3

Bill of Health

By Alison Bateman-House, Hayley M. Belli, and Sage Gustafson. This series is adapted from a webinar hosted by PRIM&R on August 5, 2021: IRB Review of Expanded Access Protocols t hat Collect Real World Data: Considerations and Guidance. Read Part 1 and Part 2. Part 3: What’s an IRB to do?

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ONC launches SDOH interoperability pilot

Healthcare It News

This new group can use various Fast Health Interoperability Resources resources as they pilot how to best adopt the SDOH Clinical Care FHIR Implementation Guide (SDOH CC IG) in screening, diagnosis, goal setting and interventions. WHY IT MATTERS.

Navigating Joint Commission: How to Earn the Gold Seal of Approval

Speaker: Therese Gopaul-Robinson, MPH - Healthcare Consultant and Compliance Expert

Join compliance expert Therese Gopaul-Robinson for the roadmap to Joint Commission accreditation and reaccreditation.

HFMA Survey Indicates Executive Concern with Clinically Avoidable Denials

MRO Compliance

HFMA Survey Indicates Executive Concern with Clinically Avoidable Denials. 30% of Organizations Hold Over 5% of Net Patient Revenue in Reserves to Address Denials. Norristown, Pa. –

Monthly healthcare job gains stronger this year than last

Healthcare Dive

Healthcare employment has risen by an average of 47,000 new jobs a month this year, compared to 9,000 a month on average in 2021, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Accessing COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines for Research: The Re-emergence of the Tragedy of the ‘Anticommons’

Bill of Health

By Aparajita Lath. Some COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers in the US have refused to share vaccine samples for research purposes , creating an access issue with the potential to delay comparator studies, follow-on research, and new vaccine / drug development.

Grand challenges and opportunities for patient-centered CDS

Healthcare It News

Clinical Decision Support Electronic Health Records (EHR, EMR) Government & Policy Patient Engagement AHRQ is helping the transition towards evidence-based recommendations to guide clinical decision-making that incorporates patients' needs and preferences.

How Fertility Benefits Can Save Your Company Money

Speaker: Taylor Padalino - Account Executive, Enterprise Partnerships

In this webinar, we’ll explore how clinically managed fertility benefits can help your company reduce high-cost claims, guide employees toward less invasive care, and retain some of your most valuable employees.

A View Into the World of LTPAC at the PointClickCare Summit

Healthcare IT Today

As we continue our ongoing coverage of Fall Health IT conferences , I’m happy this week to finally being able to attend the PointClickCare Summit. I’ve been invited for a long time, but the timing never worked out.

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COVID-19 telehealth diagnoses fell in August

Healthcare Dive

There was no change in telehealth use in the Midwest and Northeast in August, but utilization rose 4.7% in the South and fell 1.4% in the West

Grassroots Mobilization Needed to Defend Abortion Access

Bill of Health

By Camila Gianella. On August 3, Kansas voters spurned the recent decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization by rejecting a proposed constitutional amendment that, in line with the ruling, aimed to ban abortion in the state.

Data linkage project seeks to improve First Nations maternal and child health outcomes

Healthcare It News

A new project led by indigenous community leaders, together with researchers from the University of Queensland, seeks to link disparate health records of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders across health facilities to improve maternal and perinatal health outcomes.

Top 3 Data Privacy Challenges for Contract Compliance in 2022

The data privacy landscape is quickly becoming fragmented with dozens of new laws. Outdated compliance practices expose businesses to issues that can cost millions of dollars. Download this paper to find out how contract intelligence can help.

President Biden Declares November as Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month

HIPAA Journal

The White House has issued a proclamation from President Biden declaring November as Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month – A month dedicated to raising awareness of the need to improve critical infrastructure and strengthening the resilience of critical infrastructure against physical and cyber threats.

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CMS to ease Medicare ACOs into risk models in bid to boost participation

Healthcare Dive

Beginning in January 2024, ACOs that don’t have experience with performance-based risk will be able to stay in a one-sided risk arrangement for up to seven years before transitioning to two-sided risk

Who Will Benefit From New Wireless Internet Bandwidth?

Healthcare IT Today

When WiFi was first launched in the 1990s (based on the growing set of IEEE 802.11 standards, for those who care about provenance), it had a small range at the 2.4 Gigahertz (GHz) radio frequency. In 1999, a more capable range at 5GHz range was added. And now 6GHz is just appearing on the market.

CISA Guidance Discourages Use of App-Based, SMS and Voice MFAs and Encourages Phishing-Resistant MFAs

Wyatt Law Blog

Best practices in IT data security include the use of multi-factor authentication (MFA) but cyber threat actors are evading the data security that MFA is intended to provide.

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Global Parity for Fertility Benefits: Challenges and Opportunities

Speaker: Leslie Neitzel, Chief Human Resource Officer

In this webinar, we’ll share what employers should know about cultural differences in fertility care, how companies can assess whether a fertility benefit is truly global, and what to look for in a fertility benefit that works for all of your employees.

Cybersecurity is Now a Patient Safety Issue, Suggests Sen. Warner In Congressional Report

HIPAA Journal

Walgreens-backed VillageMD in talks to merge with Summit, Bloomberg reports

Healthcare Dive

The report, citing unnamed sources, said a deal could emerge in the coming weeks

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5 Ways To Leverage Technology In Your Aesthetics Practice

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. The aesthetics industry is constantly evolving, requiring you to keep up with trends.

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Maximize Value and Efficiencies with Effective Content Management

Healthcare IT Today

The following is a guest article by Tom Romeo, General Manager of Healthcare IT at Quest Diagnostics. Effective content management can help hospitals, health systems, and large ambulatory groups turn piles of paper and digital content into actionable data.

10 Zen Ways to Manage Cash Flows with Contract Intelligence

When you have instant access to your contract data, making strategic decisions in tough times (and good times) becomes much easier. Cash flow management especially can be a top priority for finance, procurement, and other business leaders.

Consumers Rank Healthcare Experiences in the Bottom-Third of All Industries – the ACSI 2021-2022 Index

Health Populi

While consumers’ satisfaction with inpatient care experiences improved a few points over the past year, health insurance and hospitals still fall in the bottom-third of all industries with which people interact, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) Insurance and Health Care Study 2021-2022.

Seniors to see reduced delays in Medicare coverage under new Biden admin policies

Healthcare Dive

Under the changes, traditional Medicare coverage will kick in the month immediately after enrolling

The Main Advantages of Online Pharmacies

Electronic Health Reporter

This article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. Health problems periodically occur in a person, regardless of his age, social status, and gender.

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New Zealand's national health plan seeks 'greater use' of digital tools

Healthcare IT News - Telehealth

An interim national health plan in New Zealand underscores the contribution of digital tools in allowing the health system to provide more care in homes and communities. Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand and Te Aka Whai Ora – M?ori

Beyond the Dollar: Why Fertility Benefits Are About More Than Financial Support

Speaker: Leslie Neitzel, Chief Human Resource Officer

In this session, we’ll discuss the complexities of fertility health and all the pieces a fertility benefit should include in order to best support your employees on their journeys.